Monday, 28 April 2014

CTTY Winner & What I've Been Doing...

It seems that at the moment I have CADD... that would be Crafting Attention Deficit Disorder... jumping from one project to another... starting new ones when others need to be finished... it's not my usual way of doing things!
I have not yet got back to the beautiful fabrics I had to abandon when mr13 had his 'thing'... but I have at least been doing a little of this & that...

For a start I did sew my CTTY item for April; it's very simple & as I will be pairing another item with it for next month, it will end up being a great little package when Christmas comes around...
Thank you to the ladies who joined me for "Christmas Through The Year", you've made some gorgeous gifts... I hope my readers have gone to see your blogs...Narelle over at Pins & Whiskers also made a gift item, but just missed out on linking it here.
The winner of the little prize for this month's CTTY is
Watch out for your postie Cheryll, there's a little parcel on its way:)

In recent weeks I have resumed work on my Polka Dot Girls stitcheries... I am ashamed how many times I have stalled on this one, but I won't be giving up on it!
My Tis The Season stitcheries are on track, according to the commitment I made to myself in January (which was to stitch at least one each month)... Somehow I have managed to stitch two designs since Easter! They are so easy, & these two only took a couple of evenings to do... a great addition to my long-term project for '1 Xmas Item A Month'...
 A few months ago, I purchased a chart for a gorgeous Easter cross stitch... golly I was not good at waiting until another cross stitch was finished, & I started on this one during the week before Easter... of course there is still back stitch outlining to do, which will really bring it to life!
I am just realising that I have quite a few hand-stitching projects on the go at the moment... quite a few! Which is a good thing because I have a few work days at the moment, & therefore very little time for getting on the Pfaff... or any blog-reading either... my day off on Wednesday is looking good for both of those activities...

Before I go, I want to say Thank You from the bottom of my heart for so many messages of care for mr13... it really was a worrying time for the whole family... isn't it so disempowering when you can't just wave your Motherly hand & fix a situation??... He is doing very well & showing no ill-effects from what happened... Thank Goodness!

26 comments:

Wendy said...

What a lovely little pouch...

Kim said...

Love your pouch! The polka dot and green is so pretty and fun. Your stitchery is awesome. Wish I have the time and patience to stitch.

Sandi said...

Lovely little bag, and your stitcheries are looking good, they will be all done before you know it...so glad your son is doing well too...xx

Christine M said...

Lovely pouch, Anthea. Your stitcheries are coming along nicely. The Easter cross-stitch is very cute. Glad Mr 13 is okay.

Helen said...

Your stitcheries are looking great especially polka dot girls. Love the pouch.

Susan said...

Love your pouch....cute fabric.

Fiona said...

lots of lovely sewing... you have obviously managed your CADD to your benefit... so glad to hear Mr13 is well now...
Hugz

shez said...

cute pouch Anthea and i am so glad Mr 13 is fine now and congrats to my buddy Chez,hope you have a lovely day Anthea.xx

Raewyn said...

Oh dear, you seem to have caught my disorder - running around trying to make everything at once! Love your pouch. I keep wanting to join in with your CTTY but keep running out of time! YOur stitching projects all look really lovely - hope you can continue to find a bit of 'me time'.

Julia said...

Anthea, i must have missed your Mr 13 post..
i will read back...so glad all is well now.
Hugs Julia

Michelle Ridgway said...

I am in a constant state of CADD but I don't think I am looking for a cure Lol! I love all your projects and it is good to have a bit of variety. I am so glad Mr13 is on the mend. What an awful fright you must have had xx

Cheryll said...

Ooh wow! Lucky me!!! Thanks Anthea
I'm a CADD too... And loving it!
Will go and read about mr 13... So pleased all is ok now :)

Maria said...

OMG you have been stitching up a storm. Sew many lovely projects you have been working on. Love the pouch.
Congrates to Cheryll for your win.

sunny said...

Have I mentioned recently how much I love my pouch? You've got some lovely projects in process. It's nice to always have a choice of what to work on.

Susan said...

All your projects look lovely - Polka dots girls is gorgeous and you are getting closer.
its hard to work on only one project isn't it?

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your projects are all gorgeous

Jeneta said...

I've been terrible at starting projects before finishing others lately. I am determined to finish some off! I love your pouch. You can never have too many pouches in the gift box. The cute little handle on the side is such a great idea!

marina said...

so many gorgeous hand stitching projects!
such a pretty cross stitch design, it looks lovely.
Your little pouch looks great too.
glad to hear mr 13 has recovered..hope you have too.

Mii Stitch said...

Love the pouch and sweet Easter cross stitch wip! Have a lovely day!

Josie said...

Snap! I have a very bad case of CADD too. It's so embarassing... many starts.. no finishes! Love all your stitching projects and your cute pouch too. Hope Mr.13 is fighting fit again... :o)

KAYLEE said...

You have been quite busy Anthea, lots of lovely stitcheries. The little pouch is gorgeous also.

Narelle said...

Thank you and congratulations Cheryll :)
Your TTS blocks bring back lovely memories of stitching these and those Polka Dot Girls stitcheries are gorgeous and very tempting!

Ondrea said...

You have made a lot of lovely rhings so it doesn't really matter if you do a bit of this and that out of order. If we stuck to the one project all the time we would get bored. I am so pleased that your DS is doing so well now and that you can relax. It is hard for us mums. Angel Hugs.

Karen said...

Love the bag and nice to see the Polka-Dot Girls! The Christmas stitchery is fun and the Easter one, beautiful.

Farm Gate Creations said...

I love your never give up attitude...all of your projects are wonderful....boy have yo been busy, and I'm glad to hear that Mr13 is on mend.

KAYLEE said...

The polka dot stitcheries are looking great.

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